NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

May 15, 2013

Rangers, Bruins bring momentum into 2nd round

IRA PODELL
AP Sports Writer

---- — NEW YORK — Nearly everything about the New York Rangers’ Game 7 victory over the Washington Capitals was improbable, and yet the 5-0 drubbing they authored wasn’t even the most surprising result of the night.

No, that belonged to the Boston Bruins — the Rangers’ next opponent in the NHL’s Eastern Conference playoffs.

On the karma scale, this matchup of Original Six teams is pretty much a dead heat as these classic clubs get set to meet in the postseason for the first time in 40 years.

Game 1 is tomorrow night in Boston.